Lemon Berry Cheesecake Parfait

Make this dessert if you would like a Grand Finale for your party. The parfait looks impressive and  surprisingly calls for a very few ingredients.

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Ingredients:

Strawberries 1 Cup cut very small

Raspberries 1 Cup cut very small

Sugar Granulated 3 Tbsp

Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp

Heavy cream 1 1/2 cups

Cream Cheese 3 Oz

Confectioners Sugar 1/4 Cup

Lemon Curd about 2/3rd cup

Graham Crackers 1 packet Ground

Recipe:

Combine Strawberries and Raspberries in a bowl, add granulated sugar and lemon juice, combine and keep aside for at least half a day.

Make the Lemon Curd and refrigerate to chill. If you are buying Lemon Curd, no need to chill. Recipe for Lemon Curd as below.

In a stand mixer, combine Heavy Cream, Cream cheese and Confectioner’s sugar and mix at medium to high-speed until stiff peaks form. If you are not assembling the parfait right away, take it out in an air tight container and refrigerate.

Beat the Graham Crackers and make either fine powder of leave some larger chunks in it, depending on your preference. I made a powder.

To Assemble make layers of berries, cheese-whipped cream,lemon curd and graham crackers. Add another layer in the same order.

Lemon Curd:

Egg Yolks 3

Whole egg 1

Granulated sugar 3/4 cup

Lemon juice 1/2 cup

Zest of 2 Lemons

Unsalted butter 4 Tbsp cut into small cubes

In a small saucepan, whisk together Egg Yolks and Egg until well combines. Add Sugar, Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice and combine well. Put the sauce pan on a medium heat flame and stir continuously. You have to make sure that egg doesn’t become scrambled. Keep stirring until mixture becomes thick and covers back of a wooden spoon.

Remove from heat and keep stirring. Add one small cube of butter at a time while stirring and combine. Once all butter is combines, remove in a cold bowl and refrigerate.

Enjoy!!

 

Recipe : Kitchen Confidant

 

 

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